HC Deb 24 June 1968 vol 767 c14W
Mr. Younger

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what are the total estimated charges to be requisitioned in the current financial year on the 29 constituent authorities by the East of Scotland Water Board;

(2) what were the total charges levied for domestic and industrial water supplies by the 29 authorities now comprising the East of Scotland Water Board in the years 1965–66 and 1966–67, respectively.

Mr. Ross

Information supplied to me by the local water authorities showed that expenditure on water supply in the Board's region in 1966–67 amounted to about £1.7 million, of which about £1 million was met from local rates (including Exchequer equalisation grant) and about £700,000 from other sources of income, including charges for metered supplies. I do not have information for 1965–66. The amounts to be requisitioned this year will be determined by the Board, in accordance with the provisions of the Water (Scotland) Act, 1967 as read with the East of Scotland Water Board (Financial Provisions) Order, 1968, and any request for detailed figures should be addressed to the Board.